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File #: 2021-1408   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 10/27/2021
Title: Endorse the City Council's Adoption of the Vision Zero Action Plan (Action)
Attachments: 1. Vision Zero Action Plan, 2. Public Engagement Activities Summary, 3. Public Feedback Summary & Changes Based On Feedback, 4. Correspondence: Bike Walk Alameda, 5. Correspondence: Combined (4 emails), 6. Correspondence: Erinn Larsen, 7. Correspondence: Fifth Street Neighbors, 8. Presentation

Endorse the City Council's Adoption of the Vision Zero Action Plan (Action)


Transportation Commission
Item # 6A



The Alameda Vision Zero Action Plan ("Action Plan") aims to eliminate fatal and severe injury traffic crashes by 2035. Alameda's Vision Zero policy, adopted in late 2019, requires the City to develop this Action Plan and makes safety the highest priority in transportation efforts. Per the policy, a Vision Zero Task Force ("Task Force") comprised of community members and multidisciplinary staff helped guide development of the Action Plan. The Task Force includes a Transportation Commission representative.

The Action Plan, which will be updated once every five years, contains an introduction to the Vision Zero approach; an analysis of ten years of Alameda crash data, including High Injury Corridor maps; over 50 actions aimed at increasing traffic safety; and performance metrics to measure success. The actions speak to prioritization and design of street safety investments, public safety campaigns, the City's state legislative agenda, and more.
Staff conducted an intensive public engagement period for the draft Action Plan in July and August 2021, including presentations to five City boards and commissions. The Task Force approved a series of changes to the draft based on public feedback. Most significantly, the vision's target year was changed to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2035 rather than 2040. This more ambitious goal will require funding and staffing for expeditious street safety improvements.
Staff recommends that the Transportation Commission endorse the Council's adoption of the Vision Zero Action Plan. The Action Plan is attached as Exhibit 1 (note that the formatting and photo selection are not final). Its seven appendices, including the detailed crash data analysis, are available at


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